Pope Shocked by 'Senseless Violence' in Colorado

Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 06:31 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Pope Benedict XVI says he's "deeply shocked" by the "senseless violence" in the Colorado movie theater shootings and is offering his prayers so the survivors and relatives of the victims can find strength.

In his traditional Sunday blessing, Benedict said he shared the distress of the families and friends of the victims. He said he was praying for all "as a pledge of consolation and strength" for God.

On Friday, gunman James Holmes opened fire and set off gas canisters in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 58.

Benedict spoke from the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Feds to Give Company $84M for Destroyed Gaza Power Plant

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 22:09 PM

A little-known federal agency that helps U.S. companies expand overseas is reportedly ready to fork over $84 million to  . . .

War College to Make Final Decision on Montana Democrat Sen. Walsh

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 21:21 PM

The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation . . .

Ted Cruz Bill Would Curb Obama's Power to Grant Amnesty

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 20:41 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz has long criticized President Barack Obama for an executive order Cruz says effectively grants amnesty to  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved